This crochet Bunny Basket is a free crochet pattern that works up really quickly with bulky yarn. This little bunny basket is so cute and unique with a faux fur pom pom tail. Perfect for hunting Easter eggs this year!
Are you in search of a quick and easy (last minute!) Easter project the kids are sure to love? This Easter Bunny Basket made with Caron Chunky Cakes is a very fast make and using self striping bulky yarn makes it oh so easy!
I found a beautiful lone cake of Caron Sprinkles Cake yarn in my stash – I love that tweedy look! Unfortunately this yarn is now discontinued but you could certainly use the original Caron Chunky Cakes*. Both are super bulky size 6 weight yarn which means you get a good sized basket that works up really quickly. And there are so many bright and happy colors to choose from! However, you can certainly use any yarn weight you have on hand. A medium worsted weight yarn will yield a smaller yet still a good sized basket.
The complete video tutorial is now available. You can now view it here or find it on YouTube. (Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video). For the video tutorial I used Red Heart With Love yarn which is a medium worsted weight #4 yarn which gave me a basket size of approximately 6″ x 6″ – perfect size for little hands!
Lots of fabulous texture on this basket using the back post and front post double crochet stitches. I have included a video stitch tutorial if you have any questions about those stitches. If you are unable to watch the video you can find it on YouTube.
This bunny basket features a super cute and fun faux fur pom pom for the bunny tail. The kids will love their very own bunny Easter basket.
The face and bottom are crocheted onto the top of the basket and with the addition of the small strap lets the kids carry their basket during their egg hunts. Or you can fill the basket with candies and Easter treats for a child’s Easter gift. For my original basket I used 3 small black buttons for the eyes and nose but I definitely think the addition of the safety eyes and nose ups the cuteness factor. Especially nice if you are gifting to a little one and are worried about a choking hazard. If you don’t have these options on hand – embroidery works as well.
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Having a short strap will help the face and bottom panels from flopping forward. However, if you are having trouble with them being too floppy you could certainly cut plastic canvas to the size of the panels and sew to the back of the panels. This would give a lot of extra stability. You could also add plastic canvas to the inside bottom of the basket as well.
Shown below is my original Some Bunny Loves You Basket in Caron Chunky Cakes Sherbert Swirl colorway.
Super cute and just in time for Easter!
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You may also like the following free Easter crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
- 1. Gingham Bunny Cuddler free crochet pattern
- 2. Flower Easter Basket free crochet pattern
- 3. Bunny Egg Cozy free crochet pattern
Crochet Bunny Basket free crochet pattern instructions
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Caron Sprinkle Cakes, Weight 6 Super Chunky (100% acrylic) 9.8 oz / 297 yds / colorway Birthday Cake
OR Caron Chunky Cakes, Weight 6 Super Chunky (100% acrylic) 9.8 oz / 297 yds any colorway
Size L (8 mm) crochet hook
2 – 12 mm safety eyes
1 safety nose
Faux fur pom pom
Approximate finished size: 8” tall x 8” round
Gauge: first 4 rounds = 6”
ch(s) = chain(s)
MC = magic circle
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BLO = back loop only
FPdc = front post double crochet (see special stitches section below)
BPdc = back post double crochet (see special stitches section below)
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together (see special stitches section below)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
FPdc (front post double crochet stitch): yo and insert your hook from front to back to front around the dc stitch post from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.
BPdc (back post double crochet stitch): yo and insert your hook from back to front to back around the dc stitch post indicated from the row below, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.
sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
- Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as stitch.
- Main body of basket is worked in rounds from the bottom up. Bunny face, bottom and strap are worked in turned rows.
Ch 3 (or alternatively make MC).
Round 1: 9 dc in third ch from hook (or 9 dc in MC), sl st join to top of ch-3. (10)
Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each remaining st, sl st join. (20)
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st join. (30)
Round 4: ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 2 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st join. (40)
Round 5: ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st join. (50)
Round 6: ch 3, dc in same st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, *2 dc in next, 1 dc in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st join. (60)
Round 7: ch 3, (working in BLO), dc in each st to end, sl st join. (60)
Round 8: ch 2 (does not count as st), FPdc in st below ch-2, BPdc in next st, *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st join to first st. (60)
Round 9 – 15: repeat round 8. (60)
Round 16: ch 1, sc in same st and in each st to the end. (60)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Place 4 stitch markers 15 stitches apart on top of basket.
Bunny Face and Bottom
With RS of basket facing, attach yarn to first stitch marker.
Row 1: ch 1, (working in BLO), sc in same st and in next 14 sts. Turn. (15)
Row 2: ch 1, (now working in both loops), sc in each st. Turn. (15)
Row 3: ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog. Turn. (13)
Row 4 – 7: repeat row 3. Turn. (5 sts at end of row 7)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Skip next 15 sts to next st marker and repeat above instructions for bunny bottom.
With RS facing, sc evenly around the face, then across the 15 sts of the top of the basket, around the bottom then across the remaining 15 sts of the top of the basket.
With a long tail for sewing, ch 12.
Row 1: dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (11)
Row 2: ch 3, dc in each st. (11)
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Bunny Ears (make 2)
Round 1: sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in last ch, ch 1, sc in each unused loop on opposite side of ch, sl st to first st.
Round 2: ch 1, sc in next 7 sts, sl st to ch-1.
Fasten off, leaving a longer tail for sewing.
Sew ears to bunny face.
Attach safety eyes and nose to bunny face.
Sew strap to WS of bunny face between ears and spaced evenly on bottom.
With a long strand of yarn, sew faux fur pom pom to bunny bottom.
Weave in ends.
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